Coaching Performance and Development
This module aims to develop the principles, practices and skills learned on the degree course and apply them to a variety of coaching scenarios. The module content allows the student to enter into critical discussion regarding issues that affect the development of athletes and aims to equip them with the techniques and strategies available to facilitate performance improvements. Issues such as developing the athlete’s decision making and understanding lifestyle factors that impact on performance.
Coaching in the Community
The aim of the module is to provide opportunities for student to explore and analyse the value and contribution that sport can make to broader social objectives such as health and health education, safer communities and regeneration. The module builds upon previous learning by drawing upon theory, case studies and personal experience that will help students analyse the impact of sport for development from a socio-political perspective. There will be a component of applied practicals to help develop an appreciation of the role physical activity in a community context and to reinforce learning.
The aim of the dissertation is to provide an opportunity for students to pursue an in-depth study on a topic of their own choice which is related to their substantive areas of study. Students will work independently, under limited supervision, in order to develop and demonstrate their academic skills and abilities. The dissertation will normally be based on a topic stemming from their degree studies and will demonstrate the use of primary and secondary data collection techniques. Relevant literature is to be reviewed and applied to the primary research activities to investigate the topic and present an academic report in the form of a research dissertation.
Professional Academic Development and Research
This module aims to develop a range of academic and vocational skills in students which may enable them to represent themselves and their achievements in a professional manner in the work place. The module aims to consolidate upon previous investigative study through critical analysis of themselves within the coaching and development sector. The module also aims to provide opportunities for students to further develop transferable skills for their future
Strength and Conditioning for Sport
This module aims to develop the key roles of strength and conditioning coaches within sport. The module content allows the student to enter into critical discussion regarding training methodologies that affect the physical development of athletes and aims to equip them with the techniques and strategies available to facilitate improvements in performance.